There’s another major car recall and this one could put lives in danger. The recall affects 3.5 million General Motors SUVs and pickup trucks.
GM is recalling the vehicles because the brakes may suddenly begin to falter. The defect already has caused crashes and injuries.
We have the details on this major recall, as well as two others that cause safety issues. We’ll also tell you how to find if your vehicle is affected and how to get the problems fixed.
Brake system failures
Following a 10-month long investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), GM is recalling 3.5 million vehicles. The recall includes such popular models as the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Suburban and Cadillac Escalade SUVs.
The recall is related to the software that operates the vehicles’ powered brake-assist system. The system is designed to reduce the amount of pressure a driver needs to use on their brakes in order to slow down or stop.
In the recalled vehicles, however, the brake-assist system can fail, forcing drivers to push down harder on their brakes. It also takes more distance for the vehicles to stop, which could lead to crashes.
GM says they are aware that the brake failure has led to 113 crashes and 13 injuries. No deaths have been reported.